Hi, first of all, I’d like to thank you for taking some of your time to answer our questions. Losing hair is not something easy to deal with and having a knowledgeable voice is really helpful.
My question is about the efficacy of Propecia if you restart it after a long break. To make a long story short, I went to a dermatologue about 7 years ago for my slight hair loss and he didn’t want to prescribe me Propecia as he felt I wasn’t receding enough. But as I didn’t want to take any chances, I went to a generalist whom I persuaded to give me the stuff (incredibly, he didn’t even knew what it was). But after about a year, noticing that my twin brother wasn’t losing hair either, I kind of believed I simply had a mature hairline and stopped using it. But now, I’m pretty sure I have MPB, nothing to dramatic but enough to make me want to be proactive and start Propecia again.
My question is, will it be as helpful to me as to someone who never took it or will my body had developed some kind of resistance to it ? Thanks a lot.
You do not develop a resistance to Propecia. It is always better to take it earlier on in the hair loss process, but it is never too late. I can’t say for sure how helpful Propecia will be, but hopefully you’ll see some benefits if you stick with the medication this time.
As you are aware, Propecia is available by doctor’s prescription… so talk with your doctor about whether it is right for you.